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Old 05-24-2016, 02:52 PM   #1
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Water Leaking from Under Trailer!!

Our 6th night out in our new trailer and this morning noticed water dripping from the black fabric underneath the trailer. Got under it and cut a small slit in the fabric where the drip was coming from and soapy water came pouring out. The insulation is all wet in the area. Went inside and took off the cover near the floor for the shower and while I can't find a drip, the insulation under the P trap for the share is soaked. I moved insulation out of the way and have run water hoping to find the source. Can't see a drip. All of the plumbing for kitchen and bath sink seem to converge in this area and much of it I cannot see so suspect a leak somewhere in that zone. Aaarrgghh. What a mess. Am taking it back to dealer in the morning. I assume wise to want all of the wet insulation removed and replaced and to have the wood dried out well. I assume it has leaked since we got it but this is the first trip where the shower got a decent amount of use. The floor of the shower flexs a bit which causes the piping to flex a bit as well. Perhaps I have to be standing in the shower for the leak to show up?? Really frustrating. I was already taking it in for a water heater issue (won't stay lit) and a furnace issue (won't light at all) and now this. Not too thrilled today with Jayco quality assurance....
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:36 PM   #2
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What did they build it on a Friday night before superbowl ? I feel your pain. This is 3 times too much to expect
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:48 PM   #3
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Did you let the grey tank get too full? I don't think the vent is glued into the tank so water may have come out of that connection.
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:04 PM   #4
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I've emptied it when it got to 2/3 or full yesterday but wouldn't think it could leak or get water into the sub floor? Plus being so wet right under the shower. Where does the grey tank over flow anyway? Doesn't it have an overflow hose under the trailer? Plus, even with grey water tank empty water continues to accumulate and flow out.
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:11 PM   #5
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Where does the grey tank over flow anyway? Doesn't it have an overflow hose under the trailer?
No overflow. Water would come out the vent connection on top of the tank if it's not glued or clamped. They are not designed to get that full.
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Any way to see or get access to the overflow tube? I've looked but see no access point.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:17 AM   #7
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I've allowed our grey tank to fill a couple times. Water backed up into the shower. No problem elsewhere.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:25 AM   #8
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I've kept the grey water tank close to empty since discovering the leak. Fresh water still appears to be accumulating and coming out. Not a lot but still coming. The area under the shower is staying wet but I cannot locate a source. Limited space to feel around under the plumbing and cannot find a dripping pipe or connection. I've exhausted my ability to find it without removing more than I want to on a unit still under warrant so, going back to the dealer today on our way home from the campsite. I'm less concerned about the actual leak - stuff happens on a new trailer, house, etc. More concerned about all the wet insulation, how much got wet and how it all gets replaced underneath.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:52 AM   #9
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No overflow. Water would come out the vent connection on top of the tank if it's not glued or clamped. They are not designed to get that full.
Grey water will overflow into the shower tub and/or kitchen sink (depending on number of grey water tanks -- I have 2 in my current TT). I've witnessed this on both my TT's (19H and 28DSBH).

Unless something is not connected properly, which sounds to be the case here.
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What model trailer do you have? Water can travel quite a ways before showing up at a place you can see it. The shower mite not be the culprit. Hard to tell unless you can get allot of light in the underbelly and look at everything. Is the shower p-trap a glue or knuckle joint? If knuckle joint, nut might be loose. Many possibilities.
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